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What's your favorite cold-weather read? Let us know for the chance to win a preview copy of a recently-released book! #YourWeekendRead https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/photos/a.10150582911601604.379756.42791226603/10153932160106604/?type=3 We found this patron-designed scavenger hunt at the Kettering-Moraine branch. https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/photos/a.10150582911601604.379756.42791226603/10153932042556604/?type=3

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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Today at Northmont (9:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at East (10:00 AM)
Create fun seasonal crafts and jewelry. All materials provided.…


Today at Vandalia (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
With a mix of holiday songs and puppet plays, it's fun for the whole family. The…


Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at New Lebanon (1:00 PM)
If you are 50+, you are welcome to enjoy good conversation and refreshments with…


Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Northmont (2:00 PM)
Read a pre-selected book and come and discuss it with the group.  Each book…


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Now that you are familiar with the basics features of your email account, let's …


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Face off at a board or card game with your friends. We have a ton to choose from…


Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Giant Word Winder is a 9 foot by 9 foot giant word game played on the floor. &nb…


Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
  Hang out after school. Read, play games, chat, and craft, just come and c…


Today at East (4:00 PM)
Make your very own wallet to stash your cash, they make great gifts, and they fi…


Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Enjoy a delicious teen read and a delicious sweet treat inspired by the story. S…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board g…


Today at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Pick and play your favorite board game, cards or puzzle; make and take a craft; …


Today at Brookville (4:00 PM)
  Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Bud…


Today at Huber Heights (4:00 PM)
Love Minecraft· So do we! Join us every week to play Minecraft at the lib…


Today at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Join us for some cookie decorating! Edible holiday decorations will be provided.…


Today at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
Our meeting room is reserved every Thursday as a place for teens to hangout.Tab…


Today at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available …


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery …


Today at New Lebanon (6:30 PM)
Celebrate the season with a special evening family storytime featuring Chris Van…

           

Displaying and Distributing Materials

  1. POLICY
    The Dayton Metro Library may allow materials from community organizations and individuals to be displayed in a designated area for distribution to area residents.  Programs and events publicized through the library’s community-information areas should be compatible with the library’s purpose of providing educational, cultural, recreational, and information services to the community.  The presence of a brochure, flyer, or any other notice in the library does not necessarily indicate that the library either advocates or endorses the viewpoints expressed.
     
  2. REGULATIONS
    The following non-library materials will not be accepted for display or distribution:
    • Posters and flyers designed for wall, board, or sign displays.
       
    • Materials exclusively promoting commercial products or services that have less than 50% informational or educational content. 
       
    • Materials larger than 8.5” x 11”. *Note:  Free newspapers or publications that fall outside these parameters that represent a formal partnership may be approved on a case-by case bases.  Large format materials approved for display must be supplied in self-contained display stands or kits.
       
    • Campaign literature for a political candidate. *Note: Non-partisan political materials that provide information on ballot issues only may be approved for display.
  3. PROCEDURES
    1. Non-library materials requested to be displayed at, or distributed by, the Main Library must be approved by the External Relations Department.
       
    2. Non-library materials requested to be displayed at a branch library, must be approved by the Branch Library Manager.
       
    3. Approval will be given based upon the limitations of display space, the timeliness of the material, and the relevance of the material to the civic, educational, informational, cultural, recreational, or vocational life of the community.  Local organizations and events may be given preference.
       
    4. The Library will designate space for display of approved materials at each location and reserves the right to limit quantities.
       
    5. Library employees are responsible for placing materials for public display or distribution.  Materials are not to be posted by persons not employed by the Dayton Metro Library.
       
    6. Each library location reserves the right to post and remove items based on its own schedule. Materials posted without approval will be removed.
       
    7. No organization or individual may advertise that its materials are available at the Library unless this has been cleared with the Branch Library Manager/External Relations Manager in advance.
       
    8. The External Relations Department may distribute approved non-library materials to each Library Branch through regular library delivery, free of charge.  The Library will not make copies of materials for distribution.
       

Policy Approved, July 1, 2015

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